Mel advises a wide range of clients from all sectors on a variety of matters including data protection, commercial and IT contracts, anti-bribery and corruption, and intellectual property.

Mel has specialist expertise in data protection and privacy matters, and regularly advises clients in this area. Mel’s experience includes: advising on FOISA; conducting data protection audits and data mapping exercises (across multiple business functions and locations) and preparing compliance reports and recommendations; drafting policies and template documents; providing tailored training; advising on subject access requests and potential personal data breaches; reviewing, drafting and reporting on data processing and sharing arrangements/agreements; preparing privacy notices; and providing bespoke advice on all data protection and direct marketing queries. Mel is also a member of MacRoberts’ internal Information Security group responsible for implementation of ISO27001 security measures within the firm.

In addition, she is a member of our Charities and Third Sector team, and regularly assists third sector clients with branding advice, contracts, and data protection matters (including advising on fundraising practices).

Mel is also a member of MacRoberts’ Environmental Committee, driving forward the firm's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our business. 

  • "Scottish Ensemble are hugely grateful to have such a longstanding, trusted relationship with MacRoberts and their support is invaluable to our organisation. Melissa Hall and the Charities team have recently helped us to produce a data sharing agreement for use with our partner box offices and to refine our privacy policy, ensuring we are following best practice in GDPR compliance. MacRoberts have been extremely thorough, efficient, and professional, and their guidance has enabled us to increase our knowledge and confidence in this relatively new area of legislation."

    Chief Executive, Scottish Ensemble

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